How many cartridges do you have?

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How many cartridges do you have?

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113
11%
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14%
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147
14%
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11%
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112
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6%
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3%
10 to 20
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15%
21 to 30
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31 to 40
20
2%
41 to 50
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51 to 60
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61 to 70
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Re: How many cartridges do you have?

Post by r30inca » 31 Jan 2016 03:31

GE variable reluctance mono
Empire 880p conical
Pickering P/AC-1 conical
Empire 888SE elliptical
Empire 888TE elliptical
Empire 999VE w/ S999VE elliptical, S888VE elliptical
Empire 1000ZE/X w/ S1000ZE/X elliptical, S999VE/X elliptical, Walco 526-PD Shibata
Ortofon M15E Super elliptical
B&O MMC4000 elliptical (2)
B&O MMC 6000 Pramanik line contact
B&O MMC20CL Pramanik line contact (2)
B&O MMC-1 Pramanik line contact
Ortofon SME30H integrated SME-III CA-1 tone arm w/ STY30 line contact
Ortofon SME30H w/ STY40 Fritz Gyger 70
Ortofon OM body w/ STY40

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Re: How many cartridges do you have?

Post by Guest » 31 Jan 2016 23:09

I felt rather embarrassed after making this list, as I didn't realise I had this many cartridges. These are the ones currently mounted in headshells, so don't include a few cartridge bodies and spare/back-up styli that I have. I paid full-price for very few of these cartridges - many were bought low-hours secondhand for a fraction of their new price.

Audio Technica AT95E
Audio Technica AT440MLa (AT100E body with ATN440MLa stylus)
Audio Technica ATOC9ML/II
Denon DL-110
Glanz MFG-51E (MFG-31E body with 51E stylus)
Goldring 2400
Grado Prestige Gold
Nagaoka MP-110
Ortofon F15E MkII
Ortofon VMS20E MkII
Ortofon 520 MkII
Ortofon OM20
Ortofon Super OM30
Ortofon 'TM10' (TM body with STY10)
Ortofon Concorde STD
Shure M75-6S
Shure M75EJ T2 (with aftermarket stylus)
Shure M75ED T2
Shure M91ED (with aftermarket stylus)
Shure M95G (M95ED body with G stylus)
Shure M95EJ (M95ED body with EJ stylus)
Shure M95ED
Shure M95HE (M95ED body with HE stylus)
Shure M97xE
Shure M97HE Era IV
Shure V15 III

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Re: How many cartridges do you have?

Post by derspankster » 01 Feb 2016 01:30

Not many anymore. I might have something else tucked away in a box in a drawer somewhere but these actually see playing time. The 91ED and the Grado ZF3 on my second system turntable.

Shure M91ED
Shure V15 Type IV with JICO SAS stylus
Denon DL-110
Grado ZF3 with original stylus with some life left in it.
Grado ZF2 with 8mz stylus (sees the majority of play)

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Re: How many cartridges do you have?

Post by BMRR » 03 Feb 2016 15:15

Updated list:
  1. ADC K8C
  2. Audio-Technica AT3600L
  3. Audio-Technica AT95E
  4. Audio-Technica AT440MLb
  5. Audio-Technica AT92E (with DR350 stylus)
  6. Audio-Technica AT3482P
  7. Audio-Technica AT211EP
  8. Grado Prestige Black1
  9. Grado ZF3 (with Prestige Black1 stylus)
  10. Pickering XL-33U (with stock Stereohedron stylus and EVG Japan .3x.7 elliptical stylus)
  11. Pioneer PC-30 (with stock conical stylus and Pfanstiehl Shibata stylus)
  12. Realistic [Shure] R25XT (with EVG Japan .3x.7 elliptical stylus)
  13. Shure M44G (with stock N44G stylus and EVG Japan VN2E [original V15] clone stylus)
  14. Shure M44-7
  15. Shure M97xE
  16. Technics P153S

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Re: How many cartridges do you have?

Post by recordgeekyyc » 03 Feb 2016 16:21

Ortofon OM20
Ortofon TKS 55e
Pickering XSV/4000
Pickering XV15/625E
Pickering V15/AM2
Shure E44
Shure M78S
Stanton 881s

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Re: How many cartridges do you have?

Post by BMRR » 03 Feb 2016 16:48

recordgeekyyc wrote:Ortofon OM20
Ortofon TKS 55e
Pickering XSV/4000
Pickering XV15/625E
Pickering V15/AM2
Shure E44
Shure M78S
Stanton 881s
I've never heard of a Shure E44. Tell us about it?

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Re: How many cartridges do you have?

Post by claude m » 05 Feb 2016 02:40

I have an AT20SS purchased at J&R Music in NYC around 1986-87 and a Shure M97/N97HE ERA IV Stylus from 1982 Stereo Warehouse Paramus NJ.

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Re: How many cartridges do you have?

Post by jfrace » 05 Feb 2016 21:42

Pickering XV-15 with Jico 1200 stylus, soon to be upgraded to the XV15/4500AME

Stanton 881S with D81 Stylus

Stanton 681EEE with Jico D6800EEE Shibata Stylus

Ortofon OM40

Ortofon VMS 20E MKII

Ortofon VMS 30E MKII

Shure V-15 III with Jico SAS VN35E Stylus

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Re: How many cartridges do you have?

Post by kennedykr » 08 Feb 2016 02:26

Currently I've got 3 LOMC, 1 HOMC and 1 moving magnet..

SPU A95
SPU Meister Silver GM II
SPU Royal N

Benz Micro Ebony H

Shure M75

In the past to very distant past I have had:

Zu Denon DL-103
Grado Reference Platinum
Stanton 681EE
Stanton Pickering Stereo Fluxvalve 380
Grado 8MR
Sumiko Blue Point
SPU GTE (No clue at the time as to what I had - mid 1990s)
Monster Alpha 2
Ortofon LM20H
Empire 2000e/III
Goldring MM (not sure which)
Shure M44E
Shure M3D

The list order is fairly chronological for cartridges past, noting that I've had a bit of predilection for ancient stereo cartridges decades after their heyday. Last one on this list left here less than 4yrs ago. My only regret is the M3D and the GTE. There was a broken London Decca that is not listed because I could not have used it.

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Re: How many cartridges do you have?

Post by Melos Antropon » 08 Feb 2016 04:41

BMRR wrote:
vinyl master wrote:Audio Technica AT 3600L (a conical for those thrift shop finds)
Those 3600s are great to have around because they're so versatile. The stock stylus sounds surprisingly good, better than it has any right to, and there are so many other styli you can put on it, including 3mil for 78s, ellipticals, hyperellipticals, and Shibatas. The same is true of the AT95E. The 4x7 elliptical that comes with the AT95E is, in my opinion, a great compromise between a conical and a sharper elliptical. In my experience it sounds noticeably better than a typical conical in regards to distortion and IGD, but is less revealing of surface noise than a 3x7 or 2x7 elliptical. Truly a versatile cartridge and stylus, and it has just as many stylus options as the 3600.
Absolutely, yes. And the AT95E with an aftermarket Line Contact stylus becomes amazing!!

Melos/Tony

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Re: How many cartridges do you have?

Post by BMRR » 09 Feb 2016 20:41

Time for another update. Returned the ADC K8C (turns out these are supposed to track at 2-4g, not 1-2g as stated on the vendor's site), and put the AT3600L on a turntable I sold.
  1. Audio-Technica AT95E
  2. Audio-Technica AT440MLb
  3. Audio-Technica AT92E (with DR350 stylus)
  4. Audio-Technica AT3482P
  5. Audio-Technica AT211EP
  6. Grado Prestige Black1
  7. Grado ZF3 (with Prestige Black1 stylus)
  8. Pickering XL-33U (with stock Stereohedron stylus and EVG Japan .3x.7 elliptical stylus)
  9. Pioneer PC-30 (with stock conical stylus and Pfanstiehl Shibata stylus)
  10. Realistic [Shure] R25XT (with EVG Japan .3x.7 elliptical stylus)
  11. Shure M44G (with stock N44G stylus and EVG Japan VN2E [original V15] clone stylus)
  12. Shure M44-7
  13. Shure M97xE
  14. Technics P153S

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Re: How many cartridges do you have?

Post by bluesky_1976 » 10 Feb 2016 18:28

1. Audio Technica AT120E/T - with ATN100E stylus at the moment.
2. Shure M44G
3. Technics EPC270CII

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Re: How many cartridges do you have?

Post by BMRR » 16 Feb 2016 22:21

Update time again. The AT3482P departed with a turntable I sold; added an Ortofon Omega and a couple more aftermarket stylii.
  1. Audio-Technica AT95E
  2. Audio-Technica AT440MLb (+ EVG Japan .3x.7 elliptical stylus)
  3. Audio-Technica AT92E (with DR350 stylus)
  4. Audio-Technica AT211EP
  5. Grado Prestige Black1
  6. Grado ZF3 (with Prestige Black1 stylus)
  7. Ortofon Omega
  8. Pickering XL-33U (+ EVG Japan .3x.7 elliptical stylus)
  9. Pioneer PC-30 (+ Pfanstiehl Shibata stylus)
  10. Realistic [Shure] R25XT (with EVG Japan .3x.7 elliptical stylus)
  11. Shure M44G (+ EVG Japan VN2E [original V15] clone stylus)
  12. Shure M44-7 (+ Pfanstiehl N44-3 (78) clone stylus
  13. Shure M97xE
  14. Technics P153S

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Re: How many cartridges do you have?

Post by kurleyuk » 19 Feb 2016 19:20

I have 3 at present.
1. Sumiko Blue point special Evo 111 Currently in turntable. (love this cartridge :D )
2. Roksan Corus Black (Stand bye cartridge)
3. Ortofon 510 ( came pre-installed. to rough for my ears. Made way for Sumiko

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Re: How many cartridges do you have?

Post by vinyl master » 20 Feb 2016 19:09

BMRR wrote:Update time again. The AT3482P departed with a turntable I sold; added an Ortofon Omega and a couple more aftermarket stylii.
  1. Audio-Technica AT95E
  2. Audio-Technica AT440MLb (+ EVG Japan .3x.7 elliptical stylus)
  3. Audio-Technica AT92E (with DR350 stylus)
  4. Audio-Technica AT211EP
  5. Grado Prestige Black1
  6. Grado ZF3 (with Prestige Black1 stylus)
  7. Ortofon Omega
  8. Pickering XL-33U (+ EVG Japan .3x.7 elliptical stylus)
  9. Pioneer PC-30 (+ Pfanstiehl Shibata stylus)
  10. Realistic [Shure] R25XT (with EVG Japan .3x.7 elliptical stylus)
  11. Shure M44G (+ EVG Japan VN2E [original V15] clone stylus)
  12. Shure M44-7 (+ Pfanstiehl N44-3 (78) clone stylus
  13. Shure M97xE
  14. Technics P153S
Wow! Out with the old, in with the new, eh? :wink:

I'll be curious to hear what you think of the new Omega...and how it compares to the rest... :-k

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